Dear Reader,

I was born in Iran to a nominally Muslim family, and lived there for the first fourteen years of my life. When my parents divorced, I moved to England where I survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but in my teen years in England I became a true lover of fiction.

I decided to go to college in the United States, where I have lived most of my life, and have the privilege of calling this country my earthly home. My conversion to Christianity in my twenties changed the course of my life forever. But that’s a story for another time…

Through all these losses and changes, God has taught me some precious truths, and this, in part, is why I write.

I share more of my story in this CBN interview:

Now let’s talk about something much more interesting. Let’s talk about you.

I want to remind you of a few truths: You are precious. You are worthy of unfailing love. You are a joy. You are inherently worthy of honor. You are a delight. Your life has a firm purpose. Your Creator made only one of you. The Architect of your being didn’t want a world that was devoid of you. A universe without you is just not a good enough universe. It’s incomplete.

This is part of your original design according to Scripture. These are unshakable truths about you. You were made to be loved—accepted, not rejected.

Do you know these things in your inmost being? Do you live your life according to these realities?

Writing is a delight to me partly because through stories I can help my readers internalize these truths. I can remind you that our God cherishes you and you are His beloved. His Son, Jesus, is never far from you. He has set His affections on you and desires to heal and restore your heart, forgive your failures and renew your life.

If you love historical novels, old movies like Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis, and biblical stories, then you will feel at home here. Belly laughs and tears, friends that live between the pages of a book and new companions for the journey of life. Companions like Elianna, Ruth, Rahab, Sarah, and Nehemiah who will share their hopes, insecurities, isolation, fears, and victories with you.

I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope your time on this site will bless you.

Much love,
Tessa

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